Headphones are a pair of small speakers that are held close to the user's ears. They typically have a wire leading to each speaker (although there may only be one); they may also be wireless. Either way, the speakers receive a signal from it's source.

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Q: Mid-2009 15" MBP Line-out / Headphone-out jack not working properly - how to resume behaviour without replacing Logic Bus?

I'm in the unenviable position of having a pretty maxed out Mid-2009 15" MacBookPro (1TB SSD+8Gb memory), and I've been getting almost 6 years of continuously decent behaviour out of it... Except... ...
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Sound not working while logged onto MacBook Air

I recently spilled water on my laptop, and there was a fan noise but I restarted the SMC and the fan noise disappeared. Although now I have realized I have no sound. When I go onto Sound ...
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What should I buy instead of Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic? [closed]

I don't want the apple headphones anymore they keep breaking. Can someone recommend me ones that have the same or better quality and ARE EARBUDS not over the head headphones. This is the link to its ...
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Sound doesn't work when I plug in headphones

I have no sound when I plug in my headphones in my MacBook. I have tried several things: I've reset PRAM I've stared at the Preferences for a very long time and tried fixing it. However, nothing ...
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Microphone jack not working

My dad just got me a new headset for my used 2006 17″ MacBook Pro. I plugged the audio jack in, wonderful, then I plugged the microphone into the microphone jack and that didn't work at ALL!!! I am ...
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What can I use for mixing/muxing/splitting/leveling audio inputs and outputs?

I was hoping to find a single tool that could arrange, in any configuration, any audio inputs and outputs on a Mac. A specific example follows. Devices a) Line In from XBOX 360 Audio Out b) USB ...
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Yosemite Input and Output Audio Device

I'm using the latest version of Yosemite and use a Sennheiser headset. When pressing alt and clicking the sounds icon in the menubar it's showing a 'Logitech USB headset' in the dropdown, which was my ...
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The sound controls and function are finicky

I just purchased my Macbook pro. It's a 13in, Mid 2012 running OS X yosemite. The first time I used headphones, the sound completely cuts out. I unplugged the headphones and the sound had stopped ...
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Using Turtle Beach XO Four Stealth Headset with Macbook Pro Retina 15", Mid-2012

I've read a few older posts about headsets and the TRRS headphone/mic input here, here, here, here and the consensus seems to be that the Macbook is expecting "line-level" input (either that or you ...
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Set iPhone volume to maximum when connecting to a Bluetooth speaker

Normally I like to keep my iPhone volume quite low, so that when audio plays, it isn't too loud at first. However, when I connect my iPhone to a Bluetooth speaker, I want the iPhone's volume to be ...
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Using a headset with a Macbook pro mid 2009

Does this Macbook support any kind of dual 3.5mm connection headsets ? Acording to this link there is in fact an audio in port but I have never seen that symbol for "audio in" been used
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iTunes keeps opening

I'm using OS X 10.10 and my iTunes (version 12.1.2.x) keeps opening. the only behavior pattern I could observe seemed really bizarre - It would open when I would click in my Firefox window. I retested ...
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can't set iPhone 6+ headphones to max or full volume when playing music

When I'm playing music in Spotify or any app with Apple earphones or auxiliary cable in my car, I can't turn music up to full volume. It goes as far as yellow indicator and 'High Volume' but won't go ...
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Why don't I hear dialogue through headphones on my MPB after upgrading to Yosemite?

Since upgrading my early '11 MBP to Yosemite (with RAM upgrade) I have a bizarre issue with VLC and Youtube videos when using headphones: I can hear the 'background noises' of a video at normal volume ...
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How to get sound to both headphones and USB speakers?

I have a USB Speakers and I want to record the sound from WNYC Radio to listening to it offline on my iPhone. I'm able to alternate them, but not listening to both at the same time. Can anyone ...
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How do disable control by iPhone headphones?

I have bought 2 iPhone headphones from Amazon, good quality earphones with 5-star reviews, but unfortunately there seem an issue where it randomly initiates commands. Music forwards, music rewards, ...
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A bug preventing iPhone audio from reverting to speaker mode after unplugging headphones

I encountered a weird glitch with my iPhone while listening to a Youtube video over headphones. One of the earbuds shorted out (they're old and somewhat damaged), so I unplugged the headphones and ...
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No sound in headphones when receiving text message on iPhone 5s silent mode

I have my iPhone 5s with headphones plugged in and listening to Spotify. The phone is in silent mode. The problem is that I do not hear any sound through my headphones when receiving text messages. ...
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headset doesn't works on my iphone

My headset doesn't work on my iPhone (4) But it works on another iPhone. Sometimes when I turned off my iPhone & unplug the headset it works but now. How can I fix that?
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Combined in/out audio with one 3.5mm 4 pin jack - Macbook Pro (2015)

I recently bought a 3.5mm 4 Pin to 2x 3 Pin 3.5mm headset splitter adapter. Like this one: Headset splitter on Amazon. When I plug headphones jack and microphone jack into the splitter and splitter ...
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iPhone 6 causes Bose Mie2i to skip tracks

I purchased Bose MiE2i in ear headphones today and as I am walking the track skips forward every 5-10 seconds or so. If I stand still there is no issue. I performed a hard reset and verified I was ...
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Bluetooth headphones automatic connect

I have LG HBS 730 Bluetooth headphones. I would like them to automatically connect to my Retina Macbook pro. How can I achieve that?
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Why do Chinese EarPods not work with German MacBook Pro?

I own this MacBook Pro, which was bought in Germany, and I am currently residing in China, where I accidentally switched headphones with a Chinese friend. Both are official Apple EarPods, mine came ...
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Use Audio port as input and output

I have a Macbook Pro 2011, running OS X Yosemite. I am trying to use my headphones, which contain a mic and speakers (as most headphones do). However, I can only use the audio jack as input or output. ...
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Why can my Macbook plays sound in Windows but not OS X?

Awhile back, a pair of headphones I owned broke off inside of the headphone slot on my Mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro. I followed some instructions suggested by people online which involved using a bit of ...
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Can I force external microphone detection after mic is plugged in

Background: I use a Henge Dock for my MBPr with a headset for things like Skype. Because the Henge Dock uses an extension cable to make the audio 'Combination Output' (TRRS) port accessible, the ...
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Is it the Mac or the Headphones that Have the Weak Signal?

Recently bought just released Bang-Olufsen H8 headphones (wireless, BT 4.0, atpX A2DP). These paired perfectly with iPhone 5 and my MacBook Pro 15" early 2011, however, sound drops out on the MBP with ...
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aptX Bluetooth Headphones (B&O H8) Drop Sound - Yosemite

The B&O H8s work great some of the time wirelessly (iPhone) and wired, but not with MacBook Pro 15 early 2011 (Airport/Bluetooth card upgraded to BT4.0). However, sometimes, they will start to ...
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Incorrectly playing output sound into microphone when using earbuds

My mac is constantly recording any output sound into my microphone when I'm using my Apple earbuds. This means for example that as soon as a sound is played it's transmitted on Skype when I'm in a ...
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Automatically play Spotify when headphones are plugged in

On my iPod I have activator to automatically open Spotify when I plug in my headphones and I would like to know if I can do a similar thing on OS X. What I would like is to automatically play Spotify ...
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Use inline mic but keep using speakers not headphones [duplicate]

Is it possible to keep using the speakers on my Mac when I plug in some headphones that have an inline mic? Once they're plugged in, in System Preferences the speakers disappear from Output options. ...
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Is there a way to make Siri listen properly?

When writing a message using Siri, the software will stop listening for the message at the slightest pause. For example: Me: Send a message to John Siri: Okay, what would you like it to say? ...
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Disconnect bluetooth speaker when on headphones

I have an external bluetooth speaker paired with my MacBook: If I plug in headphones, the speaker keeps on playing: And I have to manually disconnect the bluetooth speaker to get sound into ...
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iPhone and MacBook Pro with a single wireless headset

Is it possible to have a single wireless headset that works simultaneously with both an iPhone and a MacBook Pro? Imagine this scenario: I am watching video on my screen, listening via my wireless ...
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Play Audio from a Mac over an iPhone Call

I'm trying to play an audio file from my Mac Mini over an iPhone call. I tried using a male to male audio cable to connect the Mac's audio out port, into the iPhone's headset jack, but I guess that ...
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Apple headphones can't be inserted on iPod touch or MacBook Pro

In December I got a new iPod touch. In the box it came in there was the charger, and also a pair of Apple headphones. These headphones are brand new and have never been used, but the plug on them ...
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Tinny bluetooth mic input sound

I'm using the philips SHB7000 bluetooth headphones with my MacBook. They paired fine, but the audio quality over bluetooth was terrible. I remember having this issue on my previous macbook, and ...
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Sound output source changes based on the kind of sound?

My first Bluetooth headphones ever (Amazon) just arrived today, and they work great on tests in YouTube and QuickTime, but for some reason, when I moved files to the Trash (and out again via Undo), ...
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Bose QC15 inline controls and microphone not working in Mac Mini

I've just bought a Bose QC15 Headphone that comes with a inline control w/ microphone. I've used it with my iPhone, iPad Mini and Macbook Pro 2011 and all controls and microphone works great. But if ...
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How can i aggregate two pairs of headphones/microphones into one audio stream using Audio MIDI Setup?

I am trying to use the Audio MIDI Setup program to aggregate two USB Sennheiser PC8 stereo headsets so I can use both simultaneously on Skype calls and GarageBand recordings. So far I am only able to ...
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Headphones not being recognised when connected to mackbook pro.

When i plug a headphone into my macbook pro the sound plays from the mac speakers, my headphones work on other devices but doesn't seem to be recognised by my mac? I have already checked in system ...
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How to pair with a bluetooth headset?

I have a MacBook Pro and use an Apple Magic Mouse. I want to pair a wireless headset but have not been able, I cannot even see where to start.
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Using two headsets on my MacBook Air

I want to rent a movie on my MacBook Air and my husband and I want to watch the movie together using two separate headsets. Can this been done. I have 3 headsets to choose from, Wireless Bose, ...
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Why are my earbuds making dolphin noises?

What I'm hearing... Of the three vocalizations dolphins produce, my iPhone 6 earbuds have started making two: whistles and clicks. This clip is the closest I could find to the sounds I'm hearing. Now ...
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Bluetooth antenna went bad - can I just get a dongle?

I have a late-2010 Mac Mini (maxed out at Mac OS X 10.7.5) with 2 bluetooth devices (keyboard and headphones). I've had intermittent issues with bluetooth connectivity, but this past weekend, the ...
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Set default 3,5 mm output audio level

Several times now I've scared myself half to deaf (pun intended) when I plug my headset into my mac and started a playback with sound. It scares me and annoys me, and what's worse it's potentially ...
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Bootcamp Windows 7 external mic

I have a 15 inch 2014 MBPr running windows 7 in bootcamp that I use for games. I bought a Razer Kraken headset due to it having a 4 pin 3.5mm jack and adapter for 2x3.5mm for compatibility with as ...
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Secondary or Separate Audio Output?

I usually listen to Mac output through headphones, which I keep plugged in almost all the time. I'm happy to have speakers squelched. But there are some alerts--e.g. message coming in from IM, or ...
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Yosemite : change sound output between speaker and headphone [duplicate]

I want to switch between headphones (jack) and internal speakers without having to insert/remove the jack? Is it possible ? And how ?
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MacBook Pro Retina Front & REAR line?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro with retina display which has the all-in-one single headphone jack. I would like to connect my old FourPointSurround FPS2000 (1999-2000) surround sound system that has only ...